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It’ll take more than leaning on Boston teachers to close achievement gap

An op-ed posed challenges to the Boston teachers contract. Readers push back.

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In the face of Trump’s defiance, congressional inaction would be un-American

“The president and his appointees are flaunting their insolent disrespect for Congress and the American people.”

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The ghosts of My Lai stir as Trump plans to pardon accused troops

“Why am I anguished that killers might be pardoned? Because I witnessed, recorded, and photographed some of the atrocities I saw during my time in Vietnam.”

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It’s Amazon vs. Braintree in clash over vehicle IDs

One of the world’s biggest companies is challenging the town’s requirement surrounding a planned warehouse there.

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The sad part is that, yes, Americans would buy a used car from this man

“I’m not sure just how Donald Trump and his ultraconservative billionaire puppet masters have managed to con so many American voters.”

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Take the Fox challenge, Senator Warren

“If Bernie Sanders can venture onto Fox, and get his ideas aired to that audience, why can’t Elizabeth Warren do the same?” — Helen Snively

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Another look at Alabama’s draconian antiabortion law

“Thank you to Dr. Michelle Williams for her concise summary of the consequences of the GOP’s zeal for eliminating abortion rights.” — Edwin Andrews

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Remembering the bad old days

“Laws against abortion don’t stop abortion any more than prohibition stopped drinking.” — Milt Lauenstein

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Defining immigrants by different ideas of ‘merit’

“Why are refugees and immigrant families seeking asylum less meritorious than foreign engineers with PhDs?” — Phyllis Follett

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Crossing the line with tasteless ‘humor’

“I became aware of the Holocaust at age 9 when I found in my family’s attic a stack of photographs that my father had taken when his Army unit . . . had liberated the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp.” — Robert Thuotte

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Anti-Trump psychiatrists suffer from TDS

“Trump Derangement Syndrome is one of the most fascinating and frightening illnesses ever to affect segments of the American populace.” — Michael J. DiStefano

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Funding the Northern Ave. Bridge

“Reconnecting the Northern Ave. Bridge . . . will serve as an important piece of the next phase of comprehensive and critical transportation improvements that should be a high priority for this area.” — Douglas M. McGarrah

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Boston should follow Montreal’s last call

“In Montreal, a great city for late-night fun, they shut it down at 3 a.m.”— Matt Tarlin

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Fighting over vaccines

Readers react to recent commentary and reporting on the heightening clash over vaccination.

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Taking lesson from Watergate, lawyers group speaks out

“We sent an open letter to the president and Congress demanding compliance with the rule of law.”

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Getting to the crux of the abortion debate

“There is a difference between birth and life.”

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Britain lights the way on renewable energy

“If the United Kingdom can make the transformation to a renewable-energy grid, why can’t we?”

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The unmentioned impact of traffic congestion

“A single-person car emits nine times the greenhouse gases emitted by a fully-loaded Red Line train.” — John MacDougall

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MBTA’s woes put us on a slow ride to nowheresville

With the cost of fixing the T now set at $10 billion, readers question our resolve for progress.

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A paid-leave plan — well, sort of

Proposals from Marco Rubio and other senators would allow new parents to take some of their Social Security retirement benefits early.

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Taking a slice out of Pence’s piety

Renée Graham’s critique of Mike Pence’s religious fervor drew a range of responses from readers.

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Trio crosses ethical line by weighing in on Trump’s mental health

“The authors treat special counsel Robert Mueller’s report like a Rosetta stone.”

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Casino already blew good chances to get traffic right

“Take the $35.5 million fine Wynn Resorts is paying, and direct it right to those transportation improvements.”

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Watchful eyes on Mass. budget

The Senate’s 2020 budget has drawn praise, but more funding is sought in some areas.

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Tilting toward war with Iran — this again?

Readers express alarm over what they see as dubious warnings sounded by the Trump administration.